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Cathars in question, edited by Antonio Sennis

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Cathars in question
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Cathars in question
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edited by Antonio Sennis
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eng
Summary
Cathars have long been regarded as posing the most organised challenge to orthodox Catholicism in the medieval West, even as a "counter-Church" to orthodoxy in southern France and northern Italy. Their beliefs, understood to be inspired by Balkan dualism, are often seen as the most radical among medieval heresies. However, recent work has fiercely challenged this paradigm, arguing instead that "Catharism" was a construct of its persecutors, mis-named and mis-represented by generations of subsequent scholarship, and its supposedly radical views were a fantastical projection of the fears of orthodox commentators.<BR> This volume brings together a wide range of views from some of the most distinguished international scholars in the field, in order to address the debate directly while also opening up new areas for research. Focussing on dualism and anti-materialist beliefs in southern France, Italy and the Balkans, it considers a number of crucial issues. These include: what constitutes popular belief; how (and to what extent) societies of the past were based on the persecution of dissidents; and whether heresy can be seen as an invention of orthodoxy. At the same time, the essays shed new light on some key aspects of the political, cultural, religious and economic relationships between the Balkans and more western regions of Europe in the Middle Ages.<BR><BR> Antonio Sennis isSenior Lecturer in Medieval History at University College London Contributors: John H. Arnold, Peter Biller, Caterina Bruschi, David d'Avray, Jörg Feuchter, Bernard Hamilton, Robert I. Moore, MarkGregory Pegg, Rebecca Rist, Lucy Sackville, Antonio Sennis, Claire Taylor, Julien Théry-Astruc, Yuri Stoyanov
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273/.6
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index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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2013
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  • Sennis, Antonio C.,
  • University of York
  • University College, London
  • Warburg Institute
  • Catharism: Balkan Heresy or Construct of a Persecuting Society?
Series statement
Heresy and inquisition in the Middle Ages
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volume 4
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  • Albigenses
  • Balkan Peninsula
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Cathars in question, edited by Antonio Sennis
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CR9781782048176
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1 online resource (vii, 332 pages)
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online
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9781782048176
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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CR9781782048176
Label
Cathars in question, edited by Antonio Sennis
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Apr 2017)
Control code
CR9781782048176
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 332 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782048176
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781782048176

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